In this week’s BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Baptiste Daroussin regarding the packaging of FreeBSD base system with pkgng. They discuss the best options going forward, and the implications of it being Linux-like. Click play below to tune in:
NVIDIA has announced support for FreeBSD and other distros for the GeForce GPUs mentioned below:
Release highlights since 346.47:
- Added support for the following GPUs:
- Quadro K1200
- Quadro M6000
- GeForce 920M
- GeForce 930A
- GeForce 930M
- GeForce 940M
- GeForce GTX 950M
- GeForce GTX 960M
- GeForce GTX TITAN X
- Fixed a bug that caused corruption when switching display modes in some applications that use transform feedback.
- Fixed a bug that caused texture corruption on framebuffer depth attachments cleared using glClearTexImage().
- Fixed a bug that artificially limited the maximum pixel clock on displays in some SLI Mosaic configurations.
- Fixed a kernel memory leak that occurred when looping hardware- accelerated video decoding with VDPAU on Maxell-based GPUs.
- Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on exit on 32-bit Linux systems.
This article by Phoronix mentions that AMD is confirming a possible Catalyst port to FreeBSD.
AMD tech support has allegedly confirmed that Catalyst is being ported to FreeBSD.
A Phoronix reader pointed out this forums.amd.com thread in which an AMD customer claims firstname.lastname@example.org confirmed that Catalyst is coming to FreeBSD with the Catalyst driver in-development.
I haven’t heard any other confirmation of Catalyst coming to FreeBSD (the open-source Radeon DRM driver was ported to FreeBSD, not Catalyst). FreeBSD 10 brought the Radeon DRM driver that was ported from the Linux kernel by independent developers and this driver has since made its way to DragonFlyBSD, etc. However, the Radeon DRM on the BSD kernel remains many kernel releases out-of-date (~10 major kernel releases?) compared to the upstream Git code.
I wouldn’t entirely rule out Catalyst officially coming to FreeBSD though with the new AMD Linux driver architecture where they plan to have a common DRM driver (the yet to be released new “AMDGPU” DRM driver) used by both the open and closed-source drivers while Catalyst will be bound to being a binary blob in user-space. It’s possible that this blob could be ported to FreeBSD, once the AMDGPU kernel driver makes it to FreeBSD… Though I really wouldn’t count on AMD developers porting the AMDGPU DRM driver initially to FreeBSD, given that their limited open-source Linux staff already has their hands full maintaining the Linux support.
We’ll see in the months ahead if AMD decides to officially support FreeBSD, but for now the undisputed best graphics hardware support on *BSDs is with NVIDIA hardware where there’s the binary driver that’s maintained and updated in-step with the NVIDIA Linux/Solaris drivers.
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In this week’s episode of BSD Now, hosts Allan Jude and Krismoore interview Kamila Sou?ková. a Google intern working on the FreeBSD pager daemon. They speak to her regarding her experiences on BSD as well as going to conferences. Hit play below to tune in:
Original page: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_04_01-won_dsb
The developers of PC-BSD have released Lumina Desktop version 0.8.3.
The next version of the Lumina Desktop Environment has just been released!
This is mainly a bugfix release to correct an urgent issue with the system tray on FreeBSD 11, but there are a number of other slight improvements/updates included as well. The full list of changes is included at the bottom of this announcement, but the notable changes are as follows:
- New Panel Plugin: “Application Launcher“
- This allows the user to pin the shortcut for an application directly to a panel.
- New Utility: “lumina-xconfig“
- This utility allows the user to easily enable/disable additional monitors/screens within the desktop session.
- Fix the issue with transparent system tray icons on FreeBSD 11
- Add support for the XDG autostart specifications.
The FreeBSD port has already been updated and this version will be included in the next set of PC-BSD package updates (“Edge” packages being created now) as well as included in the next PC-BSD 11 image for April (coming soon).
Reminder: The Lumina desktop environment is still considered to be “beta-quality”, so if you find things that either don’t work or don’t work well, please report them on the PC-BSD bug tracker so that they can get fixed as soon as possible. Feel free to also post tickets for any feature requests or improvements that you think might be useful!
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Bernard Spil regarding a wider adoption of LibreSSL in more communities. In addition, they discuss the work he is currently doing in FreeBSD ports as well as upstream projects. Hit play below to tune in:
Original page: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_03_25-ssl_in_the_wild
This tutorial by FreeBSD user M.el Khamlichi shows us how to reset or recover your root password on FreeBSD 10.
Let me show you How to Reset or Recover Root Password on FreeBSD 10.
My system:root@Freebsd-unixmen:~ # uname -a FreeBSD Freebsd-unixmen 10.1-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p6 #0: Tue Feb 24 19:00:21 UTC 2015 email@example.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 root@Freebsd-unixmen:~ #
Step 1: Start FreeBSD server/workstation.
Step 2: type number 2 key to access single user mode
Next you will see the following prompt from system:
When prompted Enter full path name of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:
Press Enter key to boot into a single user mode. Next, you will be immediately dropped into a single user mode without a root password.
Step 3: Mount the file system
This tutorial by Charles Newey shows us how to install GitLab on FreeBSD 10.
Original post: https://blog.assemblyco.de/installing-gitlab-on-freebsd-10/
This is essentially a record of how I installed and configured GitLab 7.6 on my FreeBSD server. Mileage with this guide may vary of course; different configurations of FreeBSD on different hardware and with different packages may introduce other unexpected issues. To make full use of this guide, I suggest reading the official GitLab installation guide fully before attempting anything in here.
1. Update system
pkg update pkg upgrade
2. Install dependencies
Install system packages:
pkg install sudo bash icu cmake pkgconf git nginx ruby ruby20-gems logrotate redis postgresql94-server postfix krb5
Install bundler gem system-wide:
gem install bundler --no-ri --no-rdoc
Add this to
# Core services sshd_enable="YES" ntpd_enable="YES" ntpd_sync_on_start="YES" # GitLab services redis_enable="YES" postgresql_enable="YES" gitlab_enable="YES" # Web server nginx_enable="YES" # Postfix/Sendmail postfix_enable="YES" sendmail_enable="NO" sendmail_submit_enable="NO" sendmail_outbound_enable="NO" sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"
gituser for GitLab